creole cajun recommendations
Greetings all. My partner is having a huge craving for true and authentic Creole/Cajun/New Orleans food, but I have no clue where to look. Can y'all help with some ideas? Will travel to any part of the Bay Area. Thank you!!
I work a couple of blocks away from Yats and have had lunch there a few times. The poboys are sometimes very good (shrimp) and sometimes lousy (roast beef). And long lines? There's never been more than one person ahead of me when I've eaten there.
As for the dishes other than sandwiches, I can't say, but the prices are rather high for such a dive, and not being all that impressed with the sandwiches I haven't tried the rest of the menu.
South Looziana ex-pat here. Here's the way I see it.
East Bay (Berkeley)- Angeline's FOUR STARS
Great etouffee(esp. over the fried grits), fried chicken, BBQ shrimp, beignets, pecan pie
SF - Yats FOUR STARS
Great etouffee, drippin's poboy, gumbo
Peninsula (San Mateo) - Gator's Neo Soul Kitchen THREE STARS
Great jambalaya, cheesy grits, Missippi mud pie
South Bay (San Jose)- Po House Bistro TWO STARS
Great muffaletta sammich, beignets, jambalaya
Laissez le bon temps roulez!
Big fan of Angeline's also; everything I've had there was outstanding. I also want to recommend Brenda's in the Tenderloin (SF): the gumbo there is deeply satisfying, the grits are some of the best I've ever had, and they make wonderful beignets (the crawfish beignets are the best). Be warned, though, it's tiny and fills up fast.
Brenda's French Soul Food
652 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94102